Blind Veterans UK Bowmen formerly St Dunsntans

This Archery Club is for members of Blind Veterans UK

News 2018

It is with great regret that I have to announce the death of Norman Perry. He passed away on Monday 16th April. Norman was the founder member of St Dunstans Archery club and the co-founding member of British Blind Sport Archery.

He was the original developer of what we now call tactile archery. He began in the chalk cellars of St Dunstans, Ovingdean. He used a cymbal stand and a paint brush as a tactile sight. This was around 1975 with St Dunstans AC being formed in 1977 and British Blind Sport Archery being formed in 1985.
He will be sadly missed.

12 archers attended the indoor archery week. Monday's round was a Portsmouth. Peter Price shooting recurve was first, Carol Davies second and John Cunnington using a tactile sight was third. Tuesday's round was again a Portsmouth with Peter Price first again using his recurve, Paul Palmer second and Carol Davies third. Wednesday's round was a Worcester with Peter Price first again with with his recurve, John Cunnington second using a tactile sight and Carol Davies third. Thursday's round was a 25m FITA with Dennis murphy first now using a tactile sight. Derek McDonald second using a tactile sight and Peter Price was third again shooting his recurve bow. Friday's round was a 18m FITA with Carol Davies first, Paul Palmer second and Peter Price third again shooting his recurve bow.

The AGM was held on the Monday of the indoor week.
David Poyner, stood down as chair.and was presented with a gift by the archery club for all his hard work over the years.
David had been introduced to archery in 1999 byBlind Veterans and has been active since. Now, after 17 years on our archery committee - 14 as chair, 18 years on British Blind Sport archery committee and 12 as their chair - he has stood down.
David achieved a silver in Europe shooting for GB.
He developed the foot locators which are now recognised by World Archery as essential equipment for blind archers, and are used throughout the world.

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